A new study identifies a likely ancestor to all placental mammals.
A short-nosed bat bests its nectar-drinking cousin at pollination.
DNA evidence identifies the world’s rarest whale.
City-dwelling coyotes in the United States choose lifelong partners.
A submersible microscope reveals plankton behavior.
As habitats shift, connections are key for climate-sensitive species.
Scientists seek cures for disease in underground microbes.
Have black widow spiders lost their bite?
Mysterious, tiny goblin spiders get a census.
Cephalopods turn skin patterns on and off to fool predators.
Nicotine-related pesticides may be responsible for bee population decline.
An Ohio research lab helps save rhinos mutilated by poachers.
A distinctive croak heralded a new species of frog in New York.
Fire ants play a care-giving role for butterfly larvae.
Beetle predators consider nutrition when choosing their prey.
Scientists observe dolphins and whales at play in Hawaiian waters.
Conservation efforts lead scarlet macaws toward a comeback in Guatemala.
As the seasons come and go, plant life and carbon change on Earth.
Worldwide, a diversity of life dwells deep in the dirt.
Biodiversity loss may be encouraging the increase in Lyme disease.
Prey strike back! For ground beetle larvae, predators are on the menu.
Thanks to local people, a Mexican marine park makes a record recovery.
Accidental netting of related dolphins threatens their genetic future.
Coexisting with the powerful Mississippi River is a challenge for flood-prone communities.
High temperatures in 2010 stressed corals around the world.
Biodiversity may help clear pollutants from streams.
Undersea mountains are prime spots to protect ocean life.
The invasive zebra mussel loosens its grip on the Hudson River.
Biologists discover that pandas need old-growth forests to survive.
Why are climbing vines overgrowing tropical forests in the Americas?
A single-celled organism is found to sow and harvest crops of bacteria to sustain its colonies.
Conservation helps, but more must be done to reverse the decline of vertebrate species.
For many vultures, scavenging has become dangerous business.
Use of nitrogen fertilizer is radically impacting Earth's nitrogen cycle.
Roads connect people, but they separate animals.
Knowing how far Atlantic sturgeons roam will help protect this threatened migratory species.
AMNH scientists name hundreds of newly discovered species every year.
The October 4 spill from a Hungarian industrial plant is visible from space.
Endangered Florida panthers benefited from the introduction of Texan panthers in their ranks.
Three cutting-edge medical technologies inspired by biodiversity
Fungi have been invading ant brains for tens of millions of years.
Little brown bats may disappear from eastern North America in just 16 years.
Overfishing has altered Namibia's coastal waters--but a native fish is keeping them productive.
Beyond oil-coated pelicans, the spill imperils many lesser-known species.
Visit Alaska's boreal forest to learn its role in Earth's climate.
Tiny transmitters reveal that bees pollinate flowers far and wide.
New maps of global forests show where they are disappearing.
When oil spills invade ecosystems, impacts can last decades.
The Census of Marine Life is studying an ocean's worth of microscopic marine species.
Marine life increases in protected waters.